Xin'an County

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Xin'an County

新安县

Sinan
Xin'an in Luoyang
Xin'an in Luoyang
Luoyang in Henan
Luoyang in Henan
Coordinates: 34°43′41″N 112°07′55″E / 34.72806°N 112.13194°E / 34.72806; 112.13194Coordinates: 34°43′41″N 112°07′55″E / 34.72806°N 112.13194°E / 34.72806; 112.13194
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceHenan
Prefecture-level cityLuoyang
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Xin'an County (Chinese: 新安县; pinyin: Xīn'ān Xiàn) is a county in the west of Henan Province, bordering Shanxi Province to the north across the Yellow River. It is under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Luoyang, and contains its northernmost point.

History[edit]

In ancient China, Xin'an was a county located to the west of Luoyang, former capital of the Zhou Dynasty (1049-256 BCE). The archaeological site of the Hanguguan gate dates back to this time and is thus enlisted by UNESCO as part of the world heritage siteSilk Roads”.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Centre, UNESCO World Heritage. "Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor". whc.unesco.org. Retrieved 2018-04-13.